Viridian Weapon Technologies President and CEO Brian Hedeen showed the 3-inch camera mounted on a police training weapon. It includes a flashlight to

Officers being outfitted with camera-mounted guns in west metro

While a suburb says gun-mounted cameras are cheaper than body cameras, the Minnesota ACLU said they should not be a substitute for them.
Inspired
5:55pm
Cealleigh Anderson Smart’s photos are cherished gifts to those she meets, many of whom don’t have a single photograph of themselves.

Robbinsdale woman travels to the world's poorest countries, bearing one simple gift

Ceallaigh Anderson Smart runs a charity with an unusual focus: traveling to impoverished countries to make photo portraits of people who don't have any pictures of their own.
Eat & Drink
8:33am
Former Perkins in Golden Valley transformed into sleek southeast Asian eatery

Former Perkins in Golden Valley transformed into sleek southeast Asian eatery

Owner of Lemon Grass Thai Cuisine opening her second restaurant focusing on the traditions of her native Laos.
West Metro
8:30am

Man's body found in wildlife refuge creek in Bloomington

Discovery was made by someone walking on a trail.
West Metro
August 16

Woman killed in Eden Prairie home; husband arrested

The suspect is jailed on suspicion of murder; police have yet to address a motive.
Eat & Drink
August 16
Thom Pham, pictured in 2012.

Restaurateur Thom Pham charged with 38 counts of tax fraud

Investigators say he underreported sales at Thanh Do restaurant in St. Louis Park.
West Metro
August 15
Truck driver lost control in I-94 crossover crash that killed 1 in Maple Grove

Truck driver lost control in I-94 crossover crash that killed 1 in Maple Grove

The freeway was shut down for about 6 hours after a semi crossed the median and stuck on-coming vehicles, killing at least one person.
State + Local
August 15
2018 Minnesota primary election results

2018 Minnesota primary election results

Tina Smith and Karin Housley advance in U.S. Senate race. Ilhan Omar wins Fifth District primary; Keith Ellison takes DFL race for attorney general.
West Metro
August 14
The scene of an officer involved shooting in Chanhassen, Minn., on July 13, 2018.

Father of Chanhassen teen killed by police requests city investigation

"Our kids cannot be killed by those who are here to protect and serve," Don Amorosi said.
West Metro
August 14
The St. Louis Park City Council, shown in 2016. Elected officials see the policies as a way to quickly assist renters whose affordable housing goes up

West-metro suburbs give low-income tenants more rights — or at least more time

New policies give tenants time and resources if displaced by new landlord.
West Metro
August 14

Police now uncertain who was on wrong side of Hwy. 7 when crash killed driver

The crash occurred west of Minnetonka High School late Friday.
West Metro
August 13
Hennepin County Commissioner Marion Greene spearheaded the idea of an immigrant legal defense fund.

Hennepin Co. to set up $275K deal with nonprofit for legal help for immigrants

County Board expected to decide Tuesday whether to award $275,000 contract.
West Metro
August 11

2 killed in Friday night crashes in west metro

The crashes, in Minnetonka and Brooklyn Center, closed key roads for several hours.
West Metro
August 11

Maple Grove woman dies of apparent carbon monoxide poisoning; fumes send 3 officers to hospital

Three police officers were treated at a hospital for exposure to the fumes, authorities said.
West Metro
August 11
Volunteers surveyed Dakota County lakes in August 2017 for starry stonewort.

Starry stonewort infests Wright County lake

This is the second new infestation found this year. Earlier this month, the DNR identified the invasive algae in Medicine Lake in Plymouth.
West Metro
August 11
These signs are proliferating in Excelsior, where some residents say the small city’s vintage charm is at risk.

'You can't manufacture charm': Excelsior residents fight onslaught of development

While some fight to protect the old, others promote the new.
Home & Garden
August 11
Jen and Scott Hanson of Golden Valley built a new house for themselves with an apartment for Jen's parents, too. The couple is with their 7-year-old t

Family builds a modern, 3-generational house in Golden Valley

Multigenerational living goes green and modern when parents, kids and grandparents make their home under one solar-paneled roof.
South Metro
August 11

Metro police blotter, Aug. 12

ANDOVER JULY 21 Theft. A 2016 Ford F-150 was stolen from the 3100 block of 162nd Lane NW. The keys had been left inside…
West Metro
August 11

Minnesota ATV crashes killed 2 in July

The Hennepin County medical examiner has identified two people who died in July as the result of all-terrain vehicle crashes.Sabrina Hope Miller, 14, of Phoenix,…
West Metro
August 9
The Hennepin County Government Center in downtown Minneapolis.

Cyberattackers infiltrate Hennepin County workers' e-mails

The FBI is investigating what county officials are calling a sophisticated phishing scam that may have compromised private data.
West Metro
August 9

Woman dies in Eden Prairie crash that closed Hwy. 101

A 36-year-old Minnetonka man was seriously hurt, the State Patrol said